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Saturday, December 20, 2014

CliMate Weather Widget on sale right now!

Finally, after 3 years in development, it is complete, published and for sale...

CliMate Animated Weather Widget: now live on Google Play!

The only fully animated weather widget that works on any phone, any tablet, and any home screen.

Friday, November 21, 2014

CliMate Weather Widget Video Preview!

The new App from Dusk Jockeys, CliMate Weather Widget is almost complete and ready for release! 

Take a look here for a preview video of the only fully animated Weather Widget on Google Play, that works on all Android devices and Home Screen launchers:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weather Widget nearing completion (again)

Well, finally getting there on the forthcoming fully animated Weather Widget, to be named cliMate Animated Weather Widget. 

Testing threw up a lot of new bugs, including several that only appeared on the Samsung S5, including a very weird timer bug where the clock wouldn't update. Fixed another new bug where it would get stuck in a loop and request a Weather update every minute, terribly inefficient. 

All fixed now, all Conditions checked and created a new How To: screen when you click the launcher icon but have no widgets yet installed, which shows an animated hand clicking and dragging the widget onto a home screen. 

Need to add the usual Email developer and Facebook options, and need to start checking Facebook again I guess...

Finally will need to make a video of it in action, as it really can look amazingly beautiful when animated, particularly the sunset scenes, the thunderstorms, snow etc. Even now, almost three years after starting it I get a kick out of seeing the clouds moving and the little birds flying, or the rainbow fading in and out during rain showers..

Made some nice Promo material already:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Animated Weather Widget almost done #2

Updated main screen now, with drop own chooser when the user has weather for multiple cities, now showing a country flag for each location. 

Swipe back and forth between cities. 

Moved the Settings and Refresh into an Action Bar rather than on the main screen.

Location settings now streamlined and easier to use, including city text search facility:

Sorted out all Landscape/Portrait issues. 

Linked main screen to launcher icon. 

Final screen needed when user hits Launcher icon but has not yet added widgets for any location, need to show an example of drag and dropping widgets so they get the idea of what is required. 

Then lots of testing...

Monday, December 2, 2013

Weather Widget getting close to finishing..

Finally finished all the weather conditions for both Portrait and Landscape mode, in all three themes; Countryside, Skyscape and Black Glass.

The main screen with the forecast is now done, with lots of beautiful animations:

The final step is a screen to pick your location for the weather, then lots of testing and debugging. I am hoping another month or so.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

More Weather..

More work on the weather widget. Updated the Widget layout so that it will better tie into the main screen:

Removed the Wind and Humidity from the widget to make it less cluttered and more clear. Moved the Condition to below the temperatures, and moved the Date down to above the Location.

Removed a lot of distracting options from the settings screen.

Finally started work on the main screen which appears when you tap on the widget, showing a large version of the condition and nicely animated 5 day forecast. Going to change this soon to match the Widget layout more, and to add the wind and humidity to this screen which has more real estate.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Work progressing well on the Weather Widget with its secret sauce..

Now added wind speed and humidity metrics, with adjustable appearance based on how windy it is.

Had a few issues recently with the widget freezing and failing to update the clock, trying to get to the bottom of that now.

Also started new Skyscape style, for those who dont want to see the countryside but just concentrate on the weather itself.